Golden Gate Bridge view from the coastal trail
Baker Beach is a public beach that lies on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the northwest part of San Francisco. This hike begins at the south trail, it follows the coastal trail from the Sutro Baths to the Golden Gate Bridge and back.
The coast trail goes to the Golden Gate Point, where the Golden Gate Bridge connects with the Marin County. Then it goes on southward towards the Seacliff peninsula, the Legion of Honor Museum and the Sutro Baths. A small portions of this hike are in an urban setting.
This beach is popular for fishing and shore recreation. Battery Chamberlin, built in 1904, has an operational “disappearing” gun. The views from Lands end toward the Golden Gate are fabulous (if it’s not foggy). The northernmost end of Baker Beach is frequented by clothing-optional sunbathers.
3 hours hike (minimum)
800 feet of elevation (+100 steps stairs)
Accessible to athletic kids (8+) and adults
Parking on 25th Ave bus stop
Bowley St, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
Toilets available during the hike